Visual arts

Visual arts

Our art programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian art of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Events archive

The Secret Soul of Bronze: An evening with sculptor Virgil Scripcariu

The Secret Soul of Bronze: An evening with sculptor Virgil Scripcariu

Present at the Art15 Global Art Fair with a multimedia project documenting his idiosyncratic take on time, matter and the artistic profession, Virgil Scripcariu and his artistic practice are also celebrated in a special evening organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute together with the AnnArt Gallery of Bucharest. With introductory remarks...

22/05/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romanian (Re)Discoveries at London’s Art15 Global Art Fair

Romanian (Re)Discoveries at London’s Art15 Global Art Fair

Romanian visual practices feature robustly at the  2015 edition of Art15 Global Art Fair, one of London’s most exciting art feasts. AnnArt Gallery in Bucharest is showcasing works by sculptor Virgil Scripcariu,  the daring carver of pertinent contemporary symbols, while the PostModernism Museum Bucharest examines the early works...

21 - 23/05/2015 @ Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road
'Untamed Skin': Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2015

'Untamed Skin': Romanian Design at the London Fashion Week 2015

LATEST NEWS from the IFS 2015 awards ceremony: 'Untamed Skin', our entry for the competition, has brought Romania 3 AWARDS! Out of 27 exhibitions and 110 designers representing 27 countries from around the world, it has just been awarded the Special Mention for best exhibition, best emerging designer (Vika Tonu & Alex Nimurad) &...

20/02 - 20/03/2015
'Măiastra - The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse'

'Măiastra - The Untold Story of the Romanian Blouse'

This year, we celebrate the National Culture Day together with Grigore Leșe, Romania's most beloved bard, who brought into light and works to keep alive some of the most impressive songs in our oldest musical repertoire. But the event also addresses another defining component of traditional...

15/01 - 16/02/2015
'The Man with the Stick' at Whitechapel Gallery

'The Man with the Stick' at Whitechapel Gallery

One of the most original and recognizable figures of the Paris cultural scene of the 70's and a leading representative of the international avant-garde movement, Andrei Cădere (1934-1978) joins the greatest names of Abstract art of the 20th century as part of Whitechapel’s 'Adventures of the Black Square', a hugely...

15/01 - 06/04/2015 @ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St., London E1 7QX
Transylvania, a pictorial journey

Transylvania, a pictorial journey

Illustrator and explorer George Butler’s love letter to Transylvania, the exhibition 'Capturing Carpathia', made in collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund, opens at the RCI London as part of our perennial commitment to reveal the sights, sounds and tastes of Romania through the eyes of British travellers and artists. George...

29/10 - 07/11/2014
A Romanian Spin at Kinetica Art Fair

A Romanian Spin at Kinetica Art Fair

A multinational creative ensemble led by Romanian-Bulgarian visual artist Mihaela Kavdanska is featuring in London’s Kinetica Art Fair, a showcase of artworks marrying pure imagination and technology prowess. The project, entitled 4th Skin, is presented with the support of RCI and consists of a spectacular inter-media dance performance...

16 - 19/10/2014 @ The Old Truman Brewery, London
Bogdan Raţă’s Colossal Hand in Front of St George's Hall, Liverpool

Bogdan Raţă’s Colossal Hand in Front of St George's Hall, Liverpool

Daring sculptor Bogdan Raţă features in this year’s edition of the Independents Liverpool Biennial with his 3.5 meters high sculpture 'The Middle Way', depicting a huge palm open to the sky. The oversized, traffic-stopping sign is placed in front of St George’s Hall, one of Liverpool’s landmarks, as part of the...

04/07 - 26/10/2014 @ St George’s Hall, St George's Place, Liverpool L11JJ
Architecture and Memory: 'GM Cantacuzino – a Hybrid Modernist'

Architecture and Memory: 'GM Cantacuzino – a Hybrid Modernist'

We are delighted to announce our fifth participation at the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), a cityscape of architectural experimentation and innovation, with an exhibition dedicated to one of the least known polymaths of the 20th century – George Matei Cantacuzino. The first monographic travelling exhibition on a...

12/06 - 29/08/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Exhibition Opening: 'The Allure of Typography'

Exhibition Opening: 'The Allure of Typography'

Despite its tremendous expansion, the e-book has not made the sophisticated art of typography and book design obsolete. Books remain as refined an object as ever and no less desirable. To prove that exquisite typography is thriving, an exhibition of the most beautiful Romanian books of 2013, curated by the Association for Performance and...

09/04/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London
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